Monday, 23 April 2012

WISER coming up: Finding stuff

Are you confident that you are finding the best papers to support your research and study? Next week Bodleian Libraries will be running the following workshops on finding scholarly materials. 

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Monday 30 April 14.00.-15.00 and repeated Wednesday 30 May 14.00-14.45)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and focuses on effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop also includes placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  Please book your place at

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles  (Monday 30 April 15.00.-16.15 and repeated Wednesday 30 May 14.45-16.00) - an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as SOLO “Journal Articles” service. The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area. Please book your place at

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations (Monday 30 April 16.15-17.00) – An introduction to finding Theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover searching SOLO for Oxford Theses, Index to Theses and EThOS for UK Theses and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses database for dissertations from outside the UK. Please book your place at

More Bodleian Libraries workshops-  Check for the full WISER programme and for details of other training opportunities offered by Bodleian Libraries. Why not follow us on Twitter at, visit the BodWiser blog at or join our mailling list by sending an empty email to

Not a member of Oxford University? - If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a workshop please contact Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

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